Here's everything you need to know about will preparation and disputing or contesting wills.
Writing a Will
It is important to write a will, especially if you have a large estate; this ensures if anything happens to you, your family is left taken care of for as long as possible. Failure to write a will can destroy your family; disputes can arise, which can lead to stress and cruel or criminal behaviour.
When starting, running or dissolving a business or company, you may come across legal requirements and problems. Both a corporate or commercial lawyer can assist you, but there is a difference between the two lawyers.
A corporate lawyer can only help with things like starting or dissolving a company/business, mergers, acquisitions and shareholders' rights. A commercial lawyer offers broader services. They can offer the same services a corporate lawyer offers and more.
Conveyancing denotes the steps involved in transferring the ownership of a property from one entity/person to another. Although each state or territory in Australia has its own set of laws and rules that govern conveyancing and property in general, there are some commonalities. However, because of the nuances involved in the transfer of property from a buyer to a seller, it is recommended that beginners seek the services of solicitors or conveyors who are experienced in property conveyance.
If you have developed an illness which is likely to affect your mental capacity, if you are elderly and are nearing the end of your life or if you are being deployed by the army and will be abroad for a long period of time, you may need to arrange for a trustworthy person to make important decisions for you regarding your finances or health.
In this situation, you should set up a power of attorney with a solicitor to enable the chosen person to do this.
When you visit a public or private establishment, the owners of that property are legally responsible to ensure the safety of all customers and visitors. This means that they should provide a safe environment where all visitors face minimal risk of injury. You would be surprised how often people in grocery stores, retail centres and amusement parks become injured from the products or services provided at these locations.
If you obtain an injury from a public or private property, you can make a claim for public liability.